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April Fool's Day

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April Fool's Day is the one time of year when we traditionally play jokes on our friends and colleagues. This week Kate and Jackie discuss some of the better known hoaxes as well as explain some of the vocabulary associated with the day.

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April Fool's Day

This week's question: In the UK, we are traditionally allowed to play jokes on people until what time in the day? Is it:

a) midnight
b) midday
c) 4 o'clock

Listen out for the answer at the end of the programme!

Vocabulary from the programme

practical joke
a type of joke which is played at someone else's expense
hoax
a trick which deceives people into believing something that's not true, usually on a larger scale
spoof story
a story that's not true, presented as though it were real
taken in by
to believe something that isn't true
gullible
describes someone who believes things easily
prank
a type of practical joke

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